Brass UMC Co. Shotgun Shells, Winchester Shells, Excelsior Loading Tools, Percussion Cap Lot

Brass UMC Co. Shotgun Shells, Winchester Shells, Excelsior Loading Tools, Percussion Cap Lot

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ARTIFACT: This is a lot of early shells, loading tools and percussion caps. Nine of the shells are solid brass and are by Union Metallic Cartridge Company (UMC Co.) of Bridgeport, Connecticut, known under that name from 1867-1912. Five other shells are in brass and paper, and are by Winchester, among other makers. Included in the lot as well are two old tins of percussion caps, one in very good condition, and loading tools. One tool is an Excelsior 12 in nickeled brass and lignum vitae wood, and the other is a shot powder measurer. There is also a small wool and brass piece that would have attached to the end of a rod to clean out the barrel of a shotgun.

VINTAGE: Circa 1880s-1890s.

SIZE: Items are various sizes. Loading tool: approximately 5-1/8" in length; brass shells: about 2-5/8" and 7/8" in diameter (brass and paper ones slightly shorter); tins: both about 1-9/16" in diameter, heights are 1" and 5/8"; measurer: 5-7/16" in length.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, brass and paper, tin, nickeled brass and lignum vitae wood, wool.


MARKINGS: U.M.C. CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN 12 A on brass shells; STANDARD 12, WINCHESTER NO. 12, U.S.C. CO. CLIMAX No. 12 on paper and brass shells; EXCELSIOR NO. 12 on loading tool (twice); measurer: BRIDGEPORT G I CO NO 20; cap tins: UMC Co. info.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a firearms-related collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. KEZAR MDJX12 LAGEX5/12 SLABEX8/15 SABEX10/15

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The items in the lot are all in varying condition but overall are in very fine to excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.